So long… And thanks for all the fish.

Well. Looks like the little microscopic universal particles known as humanity have passed (or are passing) another milestone in our evolutionary history.

For the first time we are about to have something we made travel beyond the bounds of our solar system.

Voyager I is now about 90 AU (1 Astronomical Unit = The Distance from the Sun to the Earth for the uninformed) from the sun and is very close to passing outside the magnetic grasp of good ol Sol.

Kinda makes you proud to be a microscopic universal particle doesn’t it? We just have to remember what good old Douglas Adams has to say on the subject.

“Space is big. Really really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it’s a long way down the road to the drug store, but that’s just peanuts to space.”

You can find the whole article about Voyager’s travels Here